1. Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant: prominent eyebrows.
2. Immediately noticeable; conspicuous: a product with a prominent place in the store. See Synonyms at noticeable.
3. Widely known; eminent: a prominent poet.
[Middle English, from Latin prōminēns, prōminent-, present participle of prōminēre, to jut out : prō-, forth; see PRO-1 + -minēre, to jut, threaten; see men-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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